Oak Grove Road Improvement
Prior to its improvement, Oak Grove Road was a steep, narrow roadway from 55th to 53rd Street. Poor sight distance and an absence of sidewalks made access and safety an issue for pedestrians and motorists, particularly those traveling to nearby Oak Grove Elementary School.
The Unified Government decided to reconstruct Oak Grove Road as a Complete Streets project, improving safety and enhancing access to the elementary school. They asked TREKK to provide survey, roadway design and maintenance of traffic and construction inspection services.
TREKK’s design widened the roadway, adding curb and gutter and curb inlets for drainage. We flattened the steep grade and improved sight distance, making it safer for bus and vehicular traffic. The most notable addition is the ADA-compliant shared use path, which gives children a safe route to school and provides an alternative to vehicular traffic.
2015 Engineering Excellence Honor Award, ACEC of Kansas